The purpose of the CalVet DVBE Advisory Council (Council) is to provide a forum for certified DVBE's, DVBE organizations, veteran affiliate organizations and businesses to comment and provide feedback on CalVet and Department of General Services (DGS) policies and practices that affect or impact DVBE utilization. The Council's role is to ensure DVBE participation in State agency contracts, to disseminate information regarding specific CalVet and DGS projects and programs, and to provide a venue for interactive discussions with interested parties.
An applicant must be either a California certified DVBE, a DVBE organization, a veteran affiliate organization, or a business, and must support the DVBE community. Members serve a two-year term with the option to apply for additional successive terms. The DVBE Advisory Council is not a policy making body. The role of the Council is advisory only and members must strive to represent their affiliations and seek to recommend action to benefit the DVBE program as a whole. They must not act to personally benefit their affiliation to the detriment of the program. Members shall not represent themselves as speaking or acting on behalf of the DVBE Advisory Council or the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of General Services. Members are the voice of their affiliation and will bring their concerns to the council and in turn carry the message back to their affiliation.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the DVBE Advisory Council, please read the Operating Guidelines and fill out the application below:
DVBE Advisory Council Membership Application